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Joe's Real BBQ

301 N Gilbert Rd, Gilbert, AZ 85234-9317
+1 480-503-3805
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  • Excellent61%
  • Very good28%
  • Average8%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“brisket” (100 reviews)
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American, Barbecue, Gluten Free Options
€€ - €€€
301 N Gilbert Rd, Gilbert, AZ 85234-9317
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Damn good BBQ...a must stop when in town..friendly staff and great grubb. Good place for kids or couples

Thank Ladder4
Reviewed 5 days ago

In downtown Gilbert Joe's is a good family style place for carnivores. There are many meat choices (ribs half or full , beef, pork, sliced, chopped, with or without sauce) several sides along with non-alcoholic drinks. You go through a cafeteria line, selecting your drinks,...More

Thank Craig A S
Reviewed 1 week ago

I went there for lunch. I forgot how HUGE the spuds. Sorry, thats a western carbohyhdrate. Understand the potatoe is at least one pound. With sour cream butter cheese chives. Can feed two, especially if you get the chicken topping. For the price; plus the...More

Thank joyceGilbert
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Came for the BBQ. Loved it both times we have been here. Great lemonade and root beer too. Great spot for splitting a meal too since you get so much. Awesome baked potatoes too. Will come back often!

Thank Peter C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Having not been here for a while, decided to visit for lunch. Had the meat plate with Pit Ham and Pork Ribs. Both were excellent, tender and tasty. The serving of corn bread was generous, and the coleslaw was great as well. All in all,...More

Thank Bill R
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had such a wonderful meal at Joe's, everyone in our party was completed satisfied. My ribs had a lot of meat that fell right off the bone. The ham was also very flavorful. Sides and a cookie rounded out the meal. Recommend.

Thank memberat
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I personally smoke alot of BBQ at home. I have served groups in the 300 range. Making good BBQ is easy Making great BBQ takes some talent and outside the box thinking. This place has ok BBQ but I can get ok at Applebees. It...More

Thank Bappy44
Reviewed 13 July 2017

Okay, I've been spoiled by the BBQ at Little Miss, but don't have the time to spend 2 hours on lunch to eat there. Enter Joe's where the BBQ is very good, the prices are reasonable, and the staff friendly. Personally, I like the brisket,...More

Thank Don N
Reviewed 12 July 2017

Once you find a place to park the service at Joe's is fast and friendly cafeteria style. The the ribs and brisket are very tasty though the brisket needs sauce added. The chicken was a little dry.

Thank Dave B
Reviewed 12 July 2017

My husband's bq makes this place look pathetic. It is always crowded...but after visiting many times, I have yet to figure out why. way overrated.

Thank gilbertgirl
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Sandy S
7 May 2017|
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Response from tennore | Reviewed this property |
No reservatios are allowed you must wait in line to eat the .line moves quickly ,plan on waiting 10 minutes to several hours
Sandy S
7 May 2017|
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Response from Douglas A | Reviewed this property |
They don't take reservations. Sometimes, the line winds half-way around the block, but it's worth the wait! And it moves pretty quickly. Enjoy!
9 February 2016|
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Response from Phillyta | Reviewed this property |
Most of the menu is gluten-free (except rolls and mac/cheese)
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Local cuisine, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 301 N Gilbert Rd, Gilbert, AZ 85234-9317
  • Location: United States  >  Arizona (AZ)  >  Central Arizona  >  Gilbert
  • Phone Number: +1 480-503-3805
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